Friday, September 22, 2006

Scenes - Sarikei Wharf Terminal 1

Sarikei Wharf Terminal 1 - 2001 Rejang River view (high tide)

Sarikei Wharf Terminal 1 - 2004 Wharf Road view (source: Petre)

If you have not been back to Sarikei for more than 5 years (why not do it soon?), you would not recognise the Terminal 1 wharf which was opened on 14 April 2001. It replaced the simple shed which was affectionately called bay tau (wharf in Hokkien). Does anyone have a picture of the old wharf? Observe that the new terminal has a nice design of a sailing boat at the top.


Sarikei Wharf Terminal 1 - 2005 (source: Petre). Find the pineapple statue.

Sarikei Wharf Terminal 1 - 2005 (source: NH Gong). Find our colourful taxis. Find the Sarawak flags.

If you are still lost, Terminal 1 is next to the the clock tower and the pineapple statue. It has a busy coffeeshop in the left of the terminal. On the right is a resting area where folks from small towns and villages along the Rejang River wait patiently for their boats (usually with lots of goods to bring home). If you have nothing much to do, just pop by and watch the beehive of activities from dawn till dusk.


Sarikei Wharf Terminal 1 - Jan 2006

Most ex-Sarikei folks that live overseas now would remember the old wharf as their departure point to Sibu or Kuching airports (before the better roads to Sibu and Kuching and before Terminal 2 was built for Kuching boats). Don't cry for them Sarikei, the truth is they have never left you ...



5 comments:

Daniel Yiek said...

Something is wrong with the width of the white column and I'm trying to fix it (not sure how)... but you can still read the content.

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NUNG said...

Great blog. Is there a blog about Bintangor. the smaller "town" next to it ?

Daniel Yiek said...

Nung,
Welcome! Thx for the compliments. Blogging can be tedious and yet fun. I wish I have time to blog more often.

For Bintangor news, there is http://btangor-in-news.blogspot.com/

The rest are more of personal blogs for their friends which do not talk much about the town.

ParisBreakfasts said...

Interesting blog Daniel and GREAT pictures. The light looks trrific there-very good for a painter.

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